Technical Photographic Courses

The courses are focused on practical and technical photographic skills required to successfully build a career in the commercial photographic industry. The academy allows students to bridge the gap between tertiary and set, allowing them to up-skill themselves to work within the professional photographic industry in South Africa and abroad.

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Advanced Retouching

The Advanced Retouching course covers various methods and tricks used in retouching. The course will be taught by a group of professional industry retouchers and is aimed at equipping the attendee with the various tools and styles of retouching.


The CCA Way: Technical Lighting

The CCA way teaches technical lighting techniques across a wide range of lighting styles, lighting brands and on-set lighting scenarios. The course is designed to present assistants with a collection of modules specifically designed to educate and enrich the assistant’s knowledge on manipulating light.

Some of the available modules include:

  •  The 3 Generations of Profoto
  • Balancing Daylight and Flash
  • Getting to Know Briese
  • The basics of Broncolor

The CCA Way: Digital Workflow

The Digital Workflow course covers all aspects required to be set-ready as a digital operator.The primary job of the digital assistant is to process the images taken by the photographer into an organized session on the computer. The digital assistant should be well versed in Capture One, Lightroom, PhotoShop, should be capable of  editing images and should be familiar with all Pocket Wizard and flash sync devices as well as troubleshooting them.

Some of the available modules include:

  • Basic preferences for on-set workflow
  • Capture One Tools & Shortcuts
  • Backing up on set
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Process Recipes
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